Pharmacist and Pharmacy Liability: An Overview

The United States health care system relies upon the efforts of numerous hard-working professionals. We immediately think about providers who treat us directly, such as doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and chiropractors. But there are other highly trained professionals who, although they may not provide direct care, are crucial to the functioning of the system. Examples include lab workers, technicians, and pharmacists. In fact, drugs are often so crucial to successful medical treatment that pharmacists are involved in almost all stages of medical care.

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I Was in A Semi-Truck Accident, But Have Pre-Existing Injuries – Can I Still Recover?

There are few things more important than health to our happiness and well-being. Thanks to medical and pharmaceutical advances, along with an increased understanding of nutrition, exercise, and healthy living, our citizens are now better equipped than ever with the knowledge necessary to choose a healthy lifestyle. Thankfully, we have control over many things that affect our health, such as diet and exercise. Unfortunately, other factors, which can negatively impact our health, such as genetics, disease, and the negligent and intentional wrongdoing of others, are all outside our control. And sometimes it’s complicated to determine exactly what has caused a particular injury. For example, what happens when a person with a pre-existing medical condition or injury is injured in a semi-truck accident. Can an injured person still hold a negligent trucking company or truck driver accountable, or is the victim limited by the pre-existing condition? We’ll address these common questions in this article.

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Why Is It Hard to Prove Medical Malpractice?

In the United States, we are blessed to have a health care system which provides an almost unprecedented level of care. Our country boasts an abundance of professional, capable, hard-working doctors and other medical care providers, along with state-of-the-art hospitals and medical care facilities. In fact, almost everyone can thank a doctor for successfully treating an injury or illness. Unfortunately, some doctors and hospitals negligently cause harm to patients. On such occasions, one might think that it is easy to hold these negligent doctors and hospitals accountable for their actions – but often it is not. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the difficulties.

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Four Ways Truck Accident Lawsuits are Different From Car Accident Lawsuits

If you’ve ever been in an accident, you know that the experience is universally unpleasant. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid serious injury, you have to deal with damage to your vehicle, insurance companies, and the shock that comes with the experience. If you’re injured, you have to deal with all of the aforementioned challenges on top of pain, discomfort, and the dreaded hospital bills. If, after all of that, it becomes necessary for you to file a lawsuit to deal with all of the problems related to the accident you’ve been involved in, you’ll have to find a qualified auto accident attorney to handle your case. 

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Hospital Acquired Infections Are More Common Than You Think

When people become injured or get sick, they go to hospitals for treatment so they can get better and get on with their lives. Unfortunately, being exposed to an extremely dangerous infection or other type of dangerous complication while in a hospital they trust is more common than people think. There are many different hospital-acquired infections, also known as healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), that a person might be exposed to, depending on the treatment they receive. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most common hospital-acquired infections and whether or not they qualify as medical malpractice.

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How Helpful are Asbestos Abatement and Asbestos Awareness Training?

There was a time when the harmful effects of asbestos were not yet appreciated. However, it is now well-understood that exposure to asbestos can result in many harmful health outcomes, including lung cancer and mesothelioma. Many employers have acted responsibly, as they should, to protect employees. Unfortunately, it is now known that some employers, for many years after learning about the harmful effects of asbestos, continued to hide these dangers from employees. Lawsuits played a major role in holding these wrongdoers responsible for their actions. Additionally, both national and state legislation, along with the actions of responsible employers, have evolved to provide workers with important protections from the dangers of asbestos, including asbestos abatement and asbestos awareness training. While we are not aware of specific statistics on the issue, common sense dictates that these steps have been instrumental in making many workplaces safer for employees.

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How Does Medical Malpractice Work in a Single Payer System?

Anyone who has followed American politics for the last several years knows that health care and health insurance are topics which are frequently debated. Regardless of one’s political beliefs or thoughts concerning health care, it’s fair to say that the passage of the Affordable Care Act (often referred to as “Obamacare”) represented a major change in the United States health care system. And based on current political discussions concerning health care, more change may be on the way. While only time will reveal the direction in which the country will move with regard to health care, the concept of a single payer system was frequently discussed during the last election cycle. This has prompted many people to ask how medical malpractice is addressed in a single payer system.

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Was a Loved One Hurt or Killed in a Semi-Truck Crash? Here’s Your Game Plan

Anyone who has ever been involved in a serious motor vehicle crash knows what a blur everything can become. During the crash, it seems almost as if time stands still. After the crash, there can be painful medical treatment and rehabilitation, along with the stress of mounting financial obligations and other responsibilities. But it’s not just the crash victim who endures these burdens. Watching the suffering of a loved one, such as a spouse, child, or parent, can be almost as painful. In this article, we will discuss some steps to take if a loved one is hurt or killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

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The Difference Between a Missed Diagnosis and a Misdiagnosis

Most people, when confronted with unusual and unpleasant physical symptoms, put a lot of trust into their doctors to know what’s going on and what should be done to make them better. Unfortunately, because doctors are people and people make mistakes, it’s not always the case that doctors know what’s going on or what to do. Tragically, there are a variety of mistakes that doctors make, including negligence, misdiagnosis, and failure to diagnose, otherwise known as missed diagnosis. Although they sound very similar, there is a meaningful difference between a misdiagnosis and a missed diagnosis. Many people aren’t aware that misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis can qualify as medical malpractice.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Oregon?

Oregon law has long recognized the importance to society of holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. However, when a person tragically dies as the result of the negligent or intentional acts of another, the deceased obviously is unable to take any action to enforce this accountability. This leads many people to ask us who can bring a wrongful death action on behalf of a deceased loved one. 

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